Rafael Nadal’s 2021 was badly conditioned by a left foot problem and failed to reach his full potential starting in Paris. After missing Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, the Spaniards tried to compete in the ATP 500 tournament in Washington, but received the first warning sign during the second round of the match against Jack Sock.
Mallorca actually moved quite badly on the field, highlighting the intense discomfort of his feet. Nadal fought further against Lloyd Harris, who defeated him in three sets while continuing to play top-quality tennis, which subsequently confirmed the negative sentiment that everyone felt at the end of the match against the Americans.
A few days before the start of the Toronto Masters 1000, the 20 Grand Slam champions announced that he would not participate in Canadian tournaments. After consulting with a doctor and doing various checks on the extent of the injury, Nadal eventually decided to get specific treatment rather than actual surgery and close the season early.
Uncle Toni looks back on Rafael Nadal
In a recent interview, Rafael Nadal’s former coach and uncle Toni Nadal released the latest information on the status of the Spaniards. The 60-year-old said he was confident that his nephew would be at his best at the 2022 Australian Open.
Toni Nadal reportedly said Antenna 2 was “the situation is getting better.” “He (Rafael Nadal) has been proposed to start in Australia. He will devote himself to it,” he said.
During the interview, Toni Nadal also talked about the 2021 US Open final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. The Serbs were one match away from completing the calendar slam, but surrendered in an amazing way and became the number one in the world.
Two in a straight set. “Undoubtedly, the second largest in the world can beat him (Djokovic),” said Toni Nadal. “He’s a great player, but he’s also under pressure, and it’s possible that pressure beat him in the finals.”
Rafa skipped the Wimbledon Championships and the Tokyo Olympics, after which Rafa went to Washington but lost in the first round. And then he returned to Spain to tackle a leg injury. After a while, he called for the end of the season to fully recover and return to better conditions for the 2022 season. And we hope he will recover quickly.
– Tennis Sports
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